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Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Aryana Sayeed: Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe concert by Aryana Sayeed was a rare event in Kabul Hundreds of young men and women attended a concert by Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed in the capital Kabul despite opposition from conservatives, and threats of an attack. The concert was held amid tight security at […]

'Right thing to do'

'Right thing to do'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An anti-racism protester holds a sign during the protest march A viral tweet about a young black woman who escorted Donald Trump supporters through a tense anti-racism protest has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter. Imani Williams was one of thousands of protesters who took […]

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In later life, Jerry Lewis courted controversy with comments on race and politics Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Lewis’s 10-year partnership with Dean Martin […]

Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dancers performed at the opening of the trade fair on Thursday A rocket has struck close to the entrance of a trade fair in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian media say. The Damascus International Fair is being held for the first time since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011. […]

Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists

Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters carried a banner saying: “It’s not a crime to fight against totalitarianism” Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest at the jailing of three pro-democracy activists. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were initially given non-custodial sentences for their involvement […]

Indian court grants woman divorce over lack of home toilet

Indian court grants woman divorce over lack of home toilet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In parts of India, defecation in the open fields is common An Indian woman has been granted permission to divorce her husband because he would not build a toilet in their home. The woman in her 20s had been married for five years, but had been forced to relieve […]

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Akhanli describes himself as a former political prisoner A known critic of Turkey’s government who was arrested in Spain has been granted conditional release. German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli has written extensively about human rights in Turkey. He usually lives in Germany, where his arrest is seen as politically motivated, […]

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption The USS Indianapolis – pictured here in Pearl Harbor, 1937 The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from […]

No peace in sight

No peace in sight

Image copyright Minusma/Sylvain Liechti Image caption War has returned to northern Mali “It is a close combat wound. We are seeing more and more war injuries,” says Gao hospital surgeon Abdul Aziz TourĂ©. “We are on standby for more injured. There is a gunfight between some groups going on up the road.” War has returned […]

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Mugabe failed to show at a summit in Pretoria on Saturday The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg. Grace Mugabe, 52, landed at Harare early on Sunday, Zimbabwean radio said. She had […]

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